October 20, 2011 – Hour 1

Dr. Lester Spence joins us to discuss his new book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics. In it, he proposes that the acendency of hip-hop culture and rap music in the US was a defining factor in the willingness of Americans to elect an African American to the presidency. 
Dr. Spence is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.

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